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Climbing News [ Earlier News Items | Add ]
16/09/2015 LittleHammer - revolutionises Nut Tools.
Chockstone is proud to announce that one of our members, TimP, has revolutionised nut tools with the invention of a spring loaded impact nut tool he has called LittleHammer.

Check it out here: LittleHammer spring loaded impact nut tool.

Stéphane Pennequin of Nuts Museum says of LittleHammer:
>“After the Ewbank’s open-ended grading system and the RP’s, would the LittleHammer be the next Australian climbing revolution…?”

Chockstone thread ... [ More ]
7/12/2013 The passing of John Ewbank.
The Australian climbing community has been shocked to learn of the pas ... [ More ]
19/08/2013 Australias 1st Grade 35
This is what Onsight said about the route;
Yesterday (18th August) 20-ye ... [ More ]
19/04/2013 Andrea Hah climbs Punks in the Gym (32)
Andrea Hah has climbed Punks in the Gym (32), for the seco ... [ More ]
11/04/2013 James Kassey flashes Sideways Daze at Font V13
Impressive flash of Sideways Daze by James at Font ... [ More ]
  
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29/04/2017
to 30/04/2017
End of the Month @ Araps (April)
Location: Mount Arapiles
Leader: Dave Scarlett
Details: Perfect friction and climbing conditions what better reason is there to visitMt Arapilesin Autumn? Take advantage of the walls, buttresses and gullies that face in all directions to find perfect climbing conditions. Arapiles offers well over 2700 routes theres something for you! Come along andcruise upthe nearby classics and well-worn trade routes in the Organ Pipes. Or climb something new. We will be camping in The Pines, close to the action. There is no better rock to fondle than the hard quartzite of Arapiles, so contact your Trip Leader, Dave Scarlett,to register your interest. This trip is suitable for all abilities, however there will be limited spaces for beginners. Please send through some details about your experience and climbing gear and hopefully we'll see you there. Photos: Trip LeaderDave Scarlettrugged up at Araps in winter and The Organ Pipes at sunrise. [ More ]
13/05/2017
to 18/05/2017
Learn2Lead Course #3 COURSE FULL
Location: Mt Arapiles
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: This course is now FULL. If you are interested in the upcoming 4th Learn2Lead Course, then please contact Michael. The third Learn2leadCourse for 2017 is being held at Mt Arapiles from 13th - 18th May. The VCC offers this course exclusively to members. Take the next step. Learn to lead climb using natural protection, have fun and get home safely: Exclusive to VCC members 6 days qualified instruction All equipment, including trad gear, provided Only 4 participants are on the course.   What you will learn: Lead climbing using natural protection Setting up belay stations and descending from the cliff Multi-pitch considerations Protecting the second. Course pre-requisites: You should be able to safely belay and second a lead climber outdoors You must be a currentVCC member. Total cost: $695 per person, including GST. Note: Parks Victoria Camping Fees at Mt Arapiles ($5:20 per person per night), Food and Transport are not included in this price. The course is organised by the VCC, and is run over 6 consecutive days by a qualified private provider. Contact Michael OReilly, the VCC Trip Co-ordinator, as soon as possible to secure your place. There are only 4 places available on this course. Your place on the course will only be confirmed upon payment of a non-refundable and non-transferrable $195 deposit. The balance of the payment needs to be made at least4 weeks prior to the start of the course.     Photos: Michael's rack and a hex placement.           [ More ]
20/05/2017
to 21/05/2017
Summerday Valley Weekend Escape with Cheese and Wine - Trip FULL
Location: Summerday Valley, Grampians and Mt Zero Log Cabins
Leader: Ollie Sherlock
Details: This trip is now FULL. Please contact Ollie if you'd like to be added tothe Waiting List. Summerday Valley is a popular climbing area of the Grampians providing a range of single pitch Beginner and Intermediate grade climbs which are protected using Trad gear. Most of the area is now open to the public after the fires, so we will have a range of areas to climb including Back Wall and Wall of Fools. Not only is the Grampians a world class climbing area, it is also home to one of Australias most historical and acclaimed wine regions. Since when in Rome, one must do as the Romans do, we have organised this trip to bring you the best of both worlds Climbing and Wine. Some experts even believe that the antioxidants in wine help you to live longer and climb harder! Some climbers believe that red wine is the best liquid for rehydration! To enjoy the best of both the wine and the cheese, we will be staying at the Mt Zero Log Cabins. Leave some room after dinner, bring some cheese and wine and join us for a Saturday night social gathering. There is no better way to relax after a full day of climbing than to chill out by the campfire with some well earned cheese and wine. Accommodation: Mt Zero Lodge - approximately $27 per person per night for a 6 person share cabin. The Trip Leaders for this climbing and social extravaganza are Ollie Sherlock and Helen McFadzean. Please contact Ollie prior to the trip to secure your place. Full payment for the accommodation in advance will be required to secure your place on this trip. Places on this trip are very limited. Beginner places and non-leader places arealso limited. Top Photo: Ollie performing at Bayside Rock. [ More ]
10/06/2017
to 12/06/2017-9:00am
Queens Birthday Weekend Tree Planting and Climbing Trip
Location: Mt Arapiles
Leader: Ollie Sherlock
Details: The month of June is a fantastic time to climb at Arapiles and also an ideal time for planting, with cooler weather and a bit of moisture in the ground. Why not come along and support the VCC and Cliffcare in helping to give back to a place that gives us so much . Plant your own tree in the Campground and watch it grow as you return to the Mount in coming years! The tree planting will happen on the Saturday morning commencing at 0900 and once the trees are in the ground, watered and guarded we can head out climbing. An old Greek Proverb says it all: A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. The good news is that most of us will get to sit in their shade. This will be an annual event and hopefully over time will make a real difference to the campground and its environs. Photos: Ollie and son Flynn with seedlings grown from local Callitris Pine, Yellow Gum and Casuarinaseeds. All seedlings have been grown by Ollie from locally collected seeds. [ More ]
13/06/2017
to 18/06/2017
Learn2Lead Course #4
Location: Mt Arapiles
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: The fourth Learn2leadCourse for 2017 is being held at Mt Arapiles from 13th - 18th June. The VCC offers this course exclusively to members. Take the next step. Learn to lead climb using natural protection, have fun and get home safely: Exclusive to VCC members 6 days qualified instruction All equipment, including trad gear, provided Only 4 participants are on the course.   What you will learn: Lead climbing using natural protection Setting up belay stations and descending from the cliff Multi-pitch considerations Protecting the second. Course pre-requisites: You should be able to safely belay and second a lead climber outdoors You must be a currentVCC member. Total cost: $695 per person, including GST. Note: Parks Victoria Camping Fees at Mt Arapiles ($5:20 per person per night), Food and Transport are not included in this price. The course is organised by the VCC, and is run over 6 consecutive days by a qualified private provider. Contact Michael OReilly, the VCC Trip Co-ordinator, as soon as possible to secure your place. There are only 4 places available on this course. Your place on the course will only be confirmed upon payment of a non-refundable and non-transferrable $195 deposit. The balance of the payment needs to be made at least4 weeks prior to the start of the course.     Photos: Michael's rack and a hex placement.           [ More ]


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